The Lakers have been quite poor at defending the 3-point line over the last few years, ranking 26th in the NBA in 3-point percentage allowed (37.0%) during the 2016-17 season. That trend continued on Monday night, as the Denver Nuggets picked Lakers apart from behind the arc, going 15-27 (55.6%) from distance.
In the latest installment of Laker Film Room, I analyze the Lakers’ 3-point defense, including Luke Walton’s comments from Tuesday’s practice. While many of the issues are fixable, others are the types of mistakes that commonly occur with a young roster. How effectively Walton and his staff are able to address them will determine how competitive the Lakers will be in the Western Conference.
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